Mulathi is a natural ingredient often found in supplements for various reasons, including as diet pill ingredients. This is a substance that is plant derived and that has been used in natural medicine for hundreds of years, if not thousands.
When used as a diet pill ingredient, mulathi may appear under any of a long list of possible other names. These include, but are not limited to reglisse, racine douce, isoflavone, glycyrrhizinic acid, glycyrrhiza uralensis, Chinese licorice, can cao, bois doux, alcacuz, liquiritiae radix, Russian licorice, Spanish licorice, sweet root, yashtimadhu, zhi gan cao, or yashti-madhuka.
Mulathi is an herb that grows native to the Mediterranean region, as well as central and southern Russia, and Iran through Asia Minor. There are many different types of this plant grown throughout the world, and many countries in the Middle East, Asia and Europe now grow various versions of them.
The reason that this ingredient is used medicinally is because of the glycyrrhizic acid it contains. This can produce certain wanted reactions when taken medicinally but should also be taken with great care because it can lead to side effects and other complications when taken in higher amounts.
The most common reasons this ingredient is used medicinally include digestive purposes such as heartburn, stomach ulcers, colic, stomach lining inflammation (chronic gastritis), and weight control. That said, mulathi is used for many other reasons from chronic fatigue syndrome to food poisoning or for abscesses.
Still, just because this herb is taken for many reasons, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will work to heal, treat or cure them. Mulathi is taken on its own or in combination with other herbs such as Bupleurum falcatum and Panax ginseng. This is particularly true among people who are seeking to improve their adrenal gland function. This is common practice in individuals who have used steroid drugs over the long term. As steroids suppress adrenal gland activity, it’s not uncommon for people to want to improve their function as those gland are responsible for producing hormones that regulate stress responses in the body.
There is currently insufficient scientific evidence to support the use of mulathi for weight loss. This is because while it has been studied, the results of the research have been conflicting. While it does look as though this ingredient can play a role in reducing body fat, it also promotes water retention, which can offset any changes that may have occurred in the body’s weight and size due to reduced fat. At the same time, one 8-week study in which participants took this substance as a supplement every day, there was no observed difference in body weight or body fat levels.